Book Review: Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, #6) by Seanan McGuire

Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children, 6): McGuire, Seanan:  9781250213594: Books

Title: Across the Green Grass Fields

Author: Seanan McGuire

Series: Wayward Children (Book #6)

Genre: Fantasy Novella

Number of Pages: 174

Rating: B+

Recommended?: Yes

The newest Wayward Children book centers on Regan, a horse-crazy girl who is sent to a realm of centaurs and unicorns after an altercation at school. Regan is intersex, and this was the first book I’ve ever read that had someone with this condition as a main character. It was a somewhat educational experience but the author didn’t rely on it to much to tell her story.

At school Regan is a follower, not a leader, but when she goes to the Hooflands she finds more capability in herself than she ever knew she had. Regan is supposed to fulfil some great purpose, because allegedly any human who comes to the Hooflands has to accomplish an act of heroism. The thing is, she isn’t too thrilled with being ‘the chosen one’ and would rather work and play among the centaurs who gradually become her family.

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed the world Seanan McGuire created and I liked the new spin she put on classic creatures. Unicorns are usually portrayed as such noble creatures and I got a kick out of McGuire’s portrayal of them as glorified cows, dunderheaded livestock for the centaurs.

I can’t say I loved Regan’s character but I did like her, and I liked that she was a follower in her old life instead of an special snowflake outcast type like these kinds of characters usually are. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the ending, which was too abrupt. I felt like things got tied up way too quickly and then it just ended. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for the next one in the series.

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